Climbs 17
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 5199m a.s.l
Faces all

Mount Kenya North Face, from Shipton's Camp © Martyn Maltby

Crag features

Mount Kenya is the highest mountain in Kenya and the second-highest in Africa, after Kilimanjaro. Mount Kenya is a stratovolcano created approximately 3 million years after the opening of the East African rift.


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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
2 Batian North Face IV+ 29
4 Nelson South-East Face D 42
  Point Lenana
6 Normal Route
F 39
  Point John
8 Point John South-East Gully
17 Point Peter South Ridge IV 1
18 Point Peter West Ridge
  Point Dutton
20 Point Dutton North-East Face and Ridge IV 1
  Point Melhuish
22 Point Melhuish Via Diretta III 1
23 Nelion * HVS ** 1
24 Diamond Couloir *
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